Narrative:TransAsia Airways Flight 543 from Taipei squashed a utility vehicle on runway 36R as it landed at Tainan Airport in southern Taiwan, injuring two construction workers. The aircraft fuselage sustained severe damage.
|Status:||Preliminary - official|
|Date:||Friday 21 March 2003|
|C/n / msn:|| 602|
|First flight:|| 1996|
|Total airframe hrs:||13516|
|Engines:|| 2 IAE V2530-A5|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 6|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 169|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 175 |
|Airplane damage:|| Damaged beyond repair|
|Location:||Tainan Airport (TNN) ( Taiwan)
|Phase:|| Landing (LDG)|
|Nature:||Domestic Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Taipei-Sung Shan Airport (TSA/RCSS), Taiwan|
|Destination airport:||Tainan Airport (TNN/RCNN), Taiwan|
» Aviation Safety Council of Taiwan
Follow-up / safety actions
The Taiwanese ASC issued two safety recommendations on April 10, 2003:
1. Ensure the NOTAMs are issued according to the associated regulations to notify the airline operators, the pilots, the airport flight operations officers and the air traffic controllers regarding the construction status of the airfield operating area.
2. Review airfield construction safety operating management procedures and modify as necessary to ensure that air traffic controllers can monitor and firmly control the movements of the construction workers, the vehicles and the equipments prior to entering runways and taxiways.
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Taipei-Sung Shan Airport to Tainan Airport as the crow flies is 271 km (169 miles).
This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.